DYNAMIC TESTING OF THE RELOCATED CT133 BALLISTIC POWERED INERTIAL REEL

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Authors
  1. Day, D.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A series of tests on the Canadian Forces CT133 restraint system were carried out using the HyGe crash simulator in the Impact Studies Facility. Six simulated impacts were performed in order to determine the structural integrity of the modified support structure for the Ballistic-Powered Inertial Reel (BPIR) which provides tension for the pilot's two shoulder belts. The BPIR was relocated by DND personnel in order to remove excessive shoulder-belt loading from the pilot's shoulder during ejections or crashes. The deformation of the seat structure near the BPIR was also measured, and the modified BPIR support structure was determined to be sound. In addition, the lock-up capability of the BPIR from the "unlocked" mode of operation was studied, and failure to lock-up was observed at high, but reasonable, deceleration levels.
Keywords
Aircraft seats
Report Number
TC-82-C-62 —
Date of publication
15 Sep 1982
Number of Pages
48
DSTKIM No
83-03291
CANDIS No
40918
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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